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Nature Fights Back

People have abused their environment. Now, their paying for their abuses. Nature is fighting back.

On September 26, 2009, the Philippines was devastated by typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) leaving 3.8 million people affected, P8 billion damages, and almost 300 dead. A week after, typhoon Pepeng (Parma) attacked Northern Luzon for a week leaving another 3 million people affected, P8 billion damages, and more than 300 dead. Three-fourths of Metro Manila was flooded, so are the provinces of Laguna, Rizal, Cagayan, Ilocos, and Pangasinan. In some areas, the flood was as high as a two-storey house. The fury of the water destroyed walls, roads, and small bridges. Landslides killed people.

Why did it happen?

The answer is simple. Water had no way to flow back to the sea because the rivers and creeks were clogged with tons of garbage. And believe it or not, the Philippines has no efficient drainage system.

Corruption is the culprit
No president, vice-president, senator, congressman, governor, mayor, barang…